Coach fire on A47 near King’s Lynn causes long delays

The remains of the coach, which caught fire on the A47. Photo: Highways England

The remains of the coach, which caught fire on the A47. Photo: Highways England - Credit: Archant

A section of the A47 near King's Lynn was closed for a number of hours yesterday evening after a coach caught fire during rush hour.

The remains of the coach, which caught fire on the A47. Photo: Highways England

The remains of the coach, which caught fire on the A47. Photo: Highways England - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to the scene between the A17 and B198 shortly after 4.50pm on Friday..

Firefighters from King's Lynn north, south and Sandringham attended and were supported by a water carrier from Fakenham.

Crews, wearing breathing apparatus, used main and hose reel jets - supplemented by a fire hydrant - to fight the blaze.

A spokesman for the fire service said no one needed to be rescued from the burning vehicle.

The scene of the coach fire on the A47.

The scene of the coach fire on the A47. - Credit: Archant


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They added the fire was not started maliciously and may have been a mechanical fault.

The fire has resulted in both lanes of the A47 being closed during rush hour.

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The road was reopened late on Friday evening.

The burnt out coach being removed from the A47.

The burnt out coach being removed from the A47. - Credit: Archant

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